Wednesday Draper 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Danceology, 112 W 13100 S, Draper, Utah 84020

Welcome to Epic Day!  Your Educational Specialist, along with a Collaborative Teacher, help each student to learn and grow.  They are assisted by the Epic aides who are paraprofessionals there to support the hand-on-learning environment.  The themed lessons are History-based and include STEM Activities, Science, Social Studies, Art, Math and Literature studies.  We focus on engaging, interactive, project-based lessons that promote critical thinking and discussion.  We are teaching Utah State standards with Hands-On Fun.  The students are grouped youngest to oldest with similar-aged peers so that they can gain valuable friendships and social opportunities.  Due to onsite attendance for the 20-21 school year, we only have two groups attending Epic for in-person learning.

Education Specialist

My name is Emily Cox, and I am thrilled to begin working with you! I achieved my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, and my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Western Governors University. I have previously taught 2 years of 4th grade and 1 year of 1st grade at Ascent Academy. I have a passion for individualized learning, and creating a safe and happy environment for students to learn in. In my spare time, I love to quilt, crochet, dance, sing, play the piano, garden, and spend time with the people I love. I have been married to my husband Tyler for 5 years. We have a one year old son named Declan, and are expecting our second son in the end of September! We have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a turtle! I look forward to learn more about you!

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F


School Calendar

Check out the samples of our Adventures at Home classes.

Collaborative Teacher – Taylor Price

Hello Draper Families!! My name is Taylor Price! I am excited to be working as the Collaborative Teacher at Draper this year! I also will be filling in for Emily as the Educational Specialist while she is on maternity leave.

I graduated from Drury University in Springfield, Mo with my Bachelors in Elementary Education. I have taught in both Missouri and Arkansas in the past. I am new to Utah, but loving this beautiful state and community. I am so excited to be part of the Canyon Grove community and look forward to working with each of your students this year.  . 

While I am still in a period of training I will be working hard to learn as much as I can as fast as I can to better serve each of you. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. 

I am looking forward to a wonderful year together!

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Phone Number: 417-955-0638

Epic Day Aide

Jeremiah is thrilled to work with the students at the Canyon Grove Academy Draper campus! He is currently studying Bio Sciences and secondary education.When Jeremiah is not on the campus you can find him coaching swim team, running his nonprofit Theatre,and playing the piano.

Epic Day Aide

Hello! My name is Cate. I am currently going to school at Utah Valley University and am getting ready to start the teaching program. I have a passion for teaching and I love working at Canyon Grove Academy! I enjoy doing anything outdoors such as fishing, hunting, hiking and horseback riding. I grew up on a small farm and love all kinds of animals! I love to sing and play the guitar and go on adventures with my family.


Education Specialists serve as a guide and support throughout the education process. Families meet with their Educational Specialist regularly to discuss student as they progress toward their goals.  Please keep in mind that this communication with your ES is essential and a requirement for participation in this program. Please show that you value our program by having a truly effective conversation about the academic progress of your student with your Educational Specialist.


At the beginning of the school year, you will create an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP) with your Education Specialist. Your student’s SEP will outline the curriculum your student will be using and your goals for the school year. In addition you will meet regularly with your ES to collaborate on student academic growth and course completion.

Common Dress

Canyon Grove Academy has a common dress code. The intent of the common dress code is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security.   To keep it simple we have a Canyon Grove Academy T-shirt, hoodie and/or sweatshirt available for purchase.  Ask your Educational Specialist for details.


Morning Meeting: 9:00 am Students will meet in the classrooms upstairs. Please have students there on-time (which is between 8:45 – 9:00 am). Morning meeting is when your child’s Educational Specialist celebrates student accomplishments and recognizes birthdays. The ES will also build our culture of shared experiences by recognizing positive behavior and helping students take personal accountability for their own actions. We appreciate you bringing your student on time so they can be part of our awesome Canyon Grove team-building activities.

Please do not drop off your students earlier than 8:45.

Drop-off at the sidewalk on the east side of the building.  To do so, please drive straightforward when you enter the parking lot and follow the lanes around the curve to the front of the building.  Students should exit curbside only. Say your piece (or peace!) to them before you arrive so that you are not holding up the drop-off line with parental advice or with drawn-out farewells.



Recess: 11:20 am-11:40 am Recess is almost always held OUTDOORS, so please send your child dressed appropriately for the weather. Students play first and then eat so they do not rush through eating to get to the playground.


Lunch:  11:40 am-12:00 pm Lunch is always a favorite time of the day for most students.

Home Lunch: Students will bring lunch from home. Please send your child with a lunch from home that can be eaten within the given time frame. Please let them know that they will be eating what you send with them in their OWN lunch.  🙂  There is no bartering lunch items.


There is no pick up between 2:45 – 3:00 because we are getting everyone ready to leave.  Thank you for your help with this.

Pick up: 3:00 pm

Please be there to pick up your child at 3:00. Most dance classes begin shortly after our Epic Day ends. It is important that we are all out of there on time. If there is an emergency and you will be late, please contact the ES.

Please ONLY be late if there is a true emergency.


  • Pick-up Authorization: If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the ES before clean-up begins.  Make sure they bring ID.
  • Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please email your Educational Specialist to excuse their absence.